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with the taliban. the "times" reports american officials are essentially giving up on what was once a critical component of their strategy in afghanistan. they're opting for a far less ambitious plan that would have the afghans work out a deal among themselves once u.s. combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. richard engel has been covering the conflict for nearly 11 years and filed this report from the afghan capital. >> reporter: this woman is about to die. executed for adultery. the man she was with got off scot-free, the taliban recently filmed this video of their justice as a warning and to say they're making a comeback. some 30 miles away in the village, we saw few signs of what the u.s. would consider progress in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. >> are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? yes, we ar
with the taliban. "the times" report that the top military and diplomatic officials are laying the ground work for afghans to work out a deal themselves after u.s. forces pull out in two years' time. richard engel filed this report from america's longers war. >> reporter: these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. are you preparing for this fight? are you already stock piling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? yes, we are. we will definitely fight. what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible the taliban will try to come back? >> translator: yes, they will. it makes a decades-worth of american battles seem futile. >> richard engel reporting there. the white house held secret meetings in the last few months to examine the threat of al qaeda in north africa. this is according to "the washington post." the talks focus on ways to help regional militaries could be front al qaeda-linked groups, but are exploring the possibility of direct u.s. inte
in case any other ieds have been laid on the road. recently the taliban have been planting ieds that are almost impossible to detect because they contain little if any metal. a sign the enemy is becoming much more sophisticated. lieutenant mohamed is leading this operation. the 30-year-old who oearns less than $300 a month tells me, i do this because it's my job. i'm prepared to lose my own life, but i don't want other people to die. at the beginning of the year the afghan army had no idea how to diffuse an ied other than to shoot it or set it on fire. now with the right training and equipment they have the skills to disable these deadly devices. after 20 minutes, the soldiers determine the site is clear claiming the taliban either removed it once it had been reported or a local took the ied to claim the $100 reward. in the last few months there have been alarming reports of the taliban returning and even overrunning checkpoints. the taliban are a resilient enemy and constantly trying to infiltrate the ranks. while there have been no insider attacks by the men under his watch, h
the u.s. will do to prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >>> new video from the taliban this morning they say shows militants getting ready for a deadly attack on a nato base earlier this month. 15 insurgents dressed in u.s. army uniforms broke into camp basti bastion, killed two marines, and destroyed six fighter planes. the video shows the militants practicing cutting through a fence and going over the attack in front of a white board. nbc news has not been able to independently verify the content of this video. >>> the u.s. and egypt are trying to repair relations after several attacks on the u.s. embassy in cairo. secretary of state hillary clinton and egyptian president mohamed morsi met in new york last night after the first high level meeting since the attacks. the two discussed the importance of defending u.s. diplomatic offices and morsi promised to take responsibility for their security. some have criticized morsi for what they view as a slow response after the attacks. both clinton and morsi are in new york for the u.n. general assembly. >>> new this morning,
. we had been there 6 1/2 years with no plan. we routed the taliban, we did not defeat them, and then we left and went to iraq. so president obama had to put a plan in place and a timetable to get it done. so it may not be as fast as we would all like, but the fact is, the cost of this war, in terms of our human treasure, the most important part, our young people, the casualties to their lives and to their physical well-being and their mental -- it's all physical, mental or not. so, yeah, i do think that this is taking to us a place where we should really understand that war, as a resolution of conflict, is an obsolete idea. and we should take the debate to a bigger place, a bigger place. i'll never get over the fact that president bush took us into war on a false premise, that he knew was false, that his administration knew was false, for a different agenda, and look how long we stayed in iraq. >> whether or not it ends up becoming an issue in the presidential race, is this a matter for congress to decide, in terms of when we leave, before the election or after the election
when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives. the taliban did claim responsibility for that attack, but that also followed another deadly weekend where two more americans were killed including an american service member and an american civilian contractor that was training afghan security forces at a checkpoint in the province west of kabul. another insider attack when an afghan soldier approached them, pulled his weapon out and killed them. the americans fired back killing the assailant but also two more afghan soldiers. this eroding the trust between the u.s. and afghan security forces here. already this year alone, 31 americans have died because of these insider attacks. tamron? >> atia abawi, thank you very much. >>> nbc news special coverage of the crisis in the middle east is called "at the brink" and it continues tonight on nbc nightly news and all the platforms of nbc including msnbc. >>> still ahead, i'll talk to a political rhetoric expert about how the words, tone, answers at the debate could decide the winner and loser. he says romney needs to project a, quote, maturity
-martialed over videos described as deplorable and disgusting. u.s. marines urinating on dead taliban fighters last year and posing for pictures with the corpses. three other marines have already been punished in this case. >>> a review finds more than 1100 people in massachusetts are in state prison or county jails because of potentially tainted drug evidence. a former state chemist allegedly told law enforcement officials she mixed drug samples to create positive results. she has not been charged, but a criminal investigation is under way. >>> fast-moving wildfires are posing dangers in the west this morning. the body of an 82-year-old disabled man was discovered in a home in san diego county. the shockey fire has scorched about 2,000 acres so far and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. another fire in oklahoma has been contained. about 100 firefighters battled the grass fire that threatened about a dozen homes and cled a state highway for much of the afternoon. >>> in your a.m. house call the discovery of a new virus. but exactly what is it? two men from the middle east became infe
in afghanistan, as we've always worried about, is afgnist is relytl r the taliban and partly run by a karzai-type government. and you end up having to cede space to taliban-pe forces or comeo some compromise with them that means that you go ki, ink, is the epicenter of everything that's really wrong and what's going to be dealt with. and if we could have more constructive relationships with pakistan, and that's very, very difficult, i understand that. if we could have a certainty that they would deal with their own intern lehe think that is the key to unlocking more peaceful relationships not just with the indian subcontinent but right across afghanistan. >> so mr. prime minister, your position at the u.n., you have the very small and easyask of making sur t u ve on the world's promise of making sure every child in the world has access to education by 2015. >> yeah. this is a silent emergency. i mean, it is tragic that today -- >> seems like impossible task >> 61 million childrenround e worl wil n b going to school because they've got no school to go to, no teacher, no classroom. and we've
with the date, i think it shows our hand. our goal is to make for the taliban and al-qaida did not join forces and export terrorism a rabid the area. pakistan has nuclear weapons. respectfully disagree. i will rely on the generals on the ground and our commander in chief as to when you want to bring our troops home. it is very difficult to get into hypothetical spirit of rely on the word the president and his generals. >> a couple of others in a lightning rod. who is your choice for supreme court justice? >> let me see here. it is a great question. i think justice scalia is a great choice, justice kennedy. justice kennedy is obviously very good. justice roberts. i think they are very qualified people. >> that is the duty of being an independent. >> i do not need to pick one. i am proud of the once but we have. >> i think it would probably be elena kagen. >> let me ask you miss warren, i want to know why you in massachusetts has never elected a female senator or governor? >> i do not know. [laughter] >> no idea? does it trouble you? >> right now i am trying to do something about that. >> senato
helmet cam captures a gun battle with the taliban. it happened back in april. the soldier is heard yelling on the video, i'm hit, i'm hit. after running out without cover to draw fire away from his squad. officials say he suffered just minor shrapnel wounds from bullets which actually struck his weapon. >>> the white house confirming a hack attack on its computer system but says it was detected and foiled, and no classified information was at risk. officials are playing down a published report that hackers linked to china's government broke into a system used by the white house military office for nuclear commands. >>> all right we had some heart-stopping video out of new york city. a 72-year-old man desperately trying to escape a fire hangs on for dear life from this third floor apartment window. then, he lets go. there it is. wow. friends and neighbors below, they catch him. the whole thing, meanwhile, caught on cell phone video. local stations are reporting that ronnie poe did not suffer any broken bones. lucky man. >>> american airlines has grounded several of its 757s after a
that the taliban and al qaeda do not to join forces. i respectfully disagree. i will rely on the generals on the ground and commander in chief as to when he wants to bring in our troops home. >> should he recommit forces? >> i would hope that does not happen. i would rely on the guidance from the president and hope he would come to congress to let us know what his plans are. >> who is your model supreme court justice? >> justice scalia is a very good judge. justice kennedy. justice kennedy is very good, and justice roberts, justice sotomayor, they are very qualified people there who do in a very good -- >> they do not exactly agree. >> if you had to pick one? >> i do not have to pick one, there are plenty up there, and i am proud of the ones we have. >> it would probably be elena kagan. >> let me ask you, why do you think massachusetts has never elected a female senator or governor? >> i don't know. [laughter] >> no idea? it does it trouble you? >> well, right now i am trying to do something about that. [laughter] >> senator brown, do think the senator kerry would be a good secretary of s
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